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The White Princess Audiobook

The White Princess: Cousins' War, Book 5

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Publisher's Summary

The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England.

The White Princess opens as the news of the battle of Bosworth is brought to Princess Elizabeth of York, who will learn not only which rival royal house has triumphed, Tudor or York, but also which suitor she must marry: Richard III her lover, or Henry Tudor her enemy.

A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle, and create a new royal family with him and his ambitious mother: Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen. But, while the new monarchy can win, it cannot, it seems, hold power in an England which remembers the House of York with love.

The new king’s greatest fear is that somewhere, outside England, a prince from the House of York is waiting to invade and re-claim the throne for the house of York. Fearing that none of his new allies can be trusted, Henry turns to his wife to advise him, all the time knowing that her loyalties must be divided. When the young man who would be king finally leads his army and invades England, it is for Elizabeth to decide whether she recognizes him as her brother and a claimant to the throne, or denies him in favor of the husband she is coming to love....

©2013 Philippa Gregory (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Vanessa 01-09-16
    Vanessa 01-09-16
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    "Soooooo boring and repetitive"

    Do not waste your time or money. I bought this with excited anticipation after watching The White Queen, the story is repetitive and boring. So boring.

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    Magnus Pauly 11-24-15
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    "A good read!"

    I really enjoyed this book. The crux of the story is built around one of history's most well known and historical mysteries.

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    Michelle 10-26-15
    Michelle 10-26-15 Member Since 2015
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    "fantastic story performed brilliantly by Bianca "

    fantastic story performed brilliantly by Bianca Amato. I loved the history and the narration. great book.

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    C. Hill New York, NY 10-18-15
    C. Hill New York, NY 10-18-15
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    "Happy History in the White Princess"

    Phillips Gregory's The White Princess is great fun. Enjoy this spicy and entertaining story of the York side in the War of the Roses and Elizebeths Woodvilles POV and part in this super drama. This was well read and was very happy with this selection.

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    Deanna 10-16-15
    Deanna 10-16-15
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    "Boring, and falsely dignified"

    I write this in the understanding that this book, for the most part, is based on actual historical events. Mostly, it was a depressing read. On the whole it was frustrating, watching as the titular White Princess shuffle about her world demurely, while at the same time claiming a fierce independence or what have you, that nobody ever sees. I don't even know that her story is worthy of a whole book. She was, as she her self says in the story, to be remembered as-- first, the daughter of a king, and then the mother of a king, and then the wife of a king. She was a brilliantly beautiful mother, and she loved her children, this is plain, both historically, and here. It could be argued that Elizabeth never tried to exercise the power that was hers by right of being Queen, indeed a much needed queen, to simply keep peace, in a lifetime fraught by uncertainty and war. She might have had other sisters lined up to take her place, but if she had for a moment publicly showed any displeasure, she might have been able to get the power that many apparently wanted to afford a royal member of the House of York. But, hey. History was history, and this was bloody boring. Might as well have just made it The Red Queen II: Rise of Tudor.

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    Paula Illinois 05-19-15
    Paula Illinois 05-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "excellent"

    wonderful. love the wonan's angle in all her books in this series on the cousins' war.

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    anna noonan 04-30-15
    anna noonan 04-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I don't know!?!"

    To sum up the book, Elizabeth falls kinda in love with her rapist and always say I don't know! And they are running around from the pretender King her brother. I really wanted to love this book but it was so boring! Every chapter was the same, I was able to skip 25 chapters and still understand the plot.

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    JPJC Virginia 04-25-15
    JPJC Virginia 04-25-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Fascinating but dragging on and on"

    I enjoy this series but I feel like part of the story kept being repeated in dragged on. Unabridged version of this book would be suitable to cover the material. The performance by the reader was good.

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    Collective 03-30-15
    Collective 03-30-15
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    "THIS WAS PAINFUL!"
    What disappointed you about The White Princess?

    I adore Philipa Gregory's books, but this one was truly painful to get through--really because the phrases "the boy" and "I don't know" were used every other sentence--no joke! I almost didn't finish the book because it was so hard to listen to.


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    Ashley Dorris 01-22-15 Member Since 2016
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    "fell in love with the family of the white rose"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The White Princess to be better than the print version?

    the narrator reads the story in a way that depicts a perfect picture of that time period of england.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The White Princess?

    When princess elizabeth was sailing down the river on her way to her coronation. Searching through the large crowds of people cheering for her, she spots her mother becuase of the flag she was waving. A white rose that looked almost like the one of the house of york, except for the tudor green background and barely visible red in the center of the rose for the house of lancaster. Forgetting her status for a moment she and her mother waved at one another enthusiastically. Her mother the former queen ran along side her daughters sailing boat holding the flag and cheering for her, daughter who was following the same royal path she did


    What about Bianca Amato’s performance did you like?

    Loved her voice, and am continuing to listen to the rest of the series.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When elizabeth realizes what she had done to Queen Anne. Openly showing affection to King Richard, she didn't understand how it must of felt for Anne until having to witness that very thing done to her by another young and beautiful woman taking the attention of her husband, Henry Tutor


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